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UEFA To Support Proposal For Football League With Team From CIS

European football's governing body said that the idea of a new competition made up of teams from the Commonwealth of Independent States' strongest leagues is "interesting," according to RUSSIA TODAY. The idea "has received the support of the Kremlin, Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow, two-time champions Rubin Kazan, reigning Belarus and Ukraine champions BATE and Shakhtar, as well as the Russian Premier League itself." The fate of the project depends on UEFA and FIFA, and UEFA "apparently takes it seriously." A UEFA official said, "The idea is interesting. It needs to be worked through, the format should be decided upon." The source stressed that UEFA President Michel Platini is "open to innovative ideas" (RT, 12/6).